Publications Library

The Department maintains a library of over 1,000 publications available to the public. Department publications are listed below by number, title and program area.

All publications are available as PDF files. Some are offered as videos and many can be ordered free of charge from the printing department. Many publications are translated into foreign languages. View the list of possible languages.

To order a hard copy of a publication, please visit My Fulfillment Store Front. To order a hard copy of a publication from the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please email Kelly Robison.

Children and Family Services - Adoption, Foster Parenting, Licensing, Training and more

Number Publication Title Download Publication Request Print Copy (when available) Languages for Print (when available)?
22-1497 All My Relations Video Discussion Guide

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1499 Understanding the Dependency Court Process

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1508 Community FAR Brochure

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-1512 Fostering Well Being
22-1523 Run Prevention Tips for Staff
22-1524 How to Help a Youth Who is at Risk to Run

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1525 Resource Information for Youth at Risk to Run

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1526 When a Youth Runs and Returns

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1527 When a Youth Returns Tips for Staff

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1528 Youth at Risk for Running Away

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1534 Family Assessment Response (FAR) Brochure

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1537 Caregiver Tips for Pregnant and Parenting Youth
  • English
  • Spanish
22-1538 Guidebook for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
22-1539 Social Worker Tips for Pregnant and Parenting Youth
22-1540 Teen Fathers Tips for Your in State Foster Care
22-1541 Teen Mothers Tips for Youth in State Foster Care
22-1544 Could you be a caring foster parent for a deaf or hard of hearing child?

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1548 College Financial Aid to Washington State Foster Youth

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1564 Washington State Education and Training Voucher Program Guidelines

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1577 Infant Safe Sleep Guidelines
22-1591 Impact of Trauma & Ongoing Mental Health Screening
22-1615 Your Rights, Your Life - A Guide for Youth in Foster Care

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-163 Protecting the Abused & Neglected Child

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1632 Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1688 Guide to Shared Planning Meetings

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1714 Caregiver Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1715 Parent Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1716 Caseworker Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1746 Reporting Responsibilities for Foster Parents WAC 388-148
22-320 The Little Fox - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Birth to 5 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-356 The Little Mask - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (6 to 11 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-359 Sees No Danger & Wanders Afar - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (12 to 17 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-360 Travels in Circles - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (18 to 22 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-448 Family Reconciliation Services - Keeping Families Together

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-451 Foster Home Complaint Process

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-452 What Happens During a Child Protective Services Investigation?

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-484 Parent's Guide to Child Protective Services

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-485 Life Story Book for Children - This Is My Story

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-492 A Relative's Guide to Child Welfare Services (Currently being revised)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-533 Caregiver Guidelines For Foster Childhood Activities

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-573 EndHarm Card

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-578 Shaken Baby Syndrome

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-599 Family Decision Making

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-649 Winning Ways to Talk with Young Children

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-666 Licensing Requirements for Child Foster Homes, Staffed Residential Homes, Group Residential Facilities and Child-Placing Agencies - Chapter 388-148 WAC

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-700 Reconnecting Families After Disaster

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-704 Adoption Search in Washington State, Finding Connections to the Past

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-787 Domestic Violence Hotline

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-800 Child Abuse & Neglect Wallet Card - Know the signs

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-816 Education Advocacy Program - Improving Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English